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9:05 AM ET, October 28, 2008


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Steven G. Calabresi / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's ‘Redistribution’ Constitution  —  The courts are poised for a takeover by the judicial left.  —  One of the great unappreciated stories of the past eight years is how thoroughly Senate Democrats thwarted efforts by President Bush to appoint judges to the lower federal courts.
Manu Raju / The Hill:
Sen. Ted Stevens guilty of felony charges  —  Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Senate Republican in history and patriarch of Alaska politics, was found guilty of all seven felony charges for making false statements.  —  The verdict could spell the end of a 40-year Senate career for a man …
George Stephanopoulos / ABCNEWS:
Rift Cracks ‘Demoralized’ McCain Campaign  —  McCain Staffers Blame Palin's Lack of Readiness; Palin Loyalists Blame Over-Managing By McCain Handlers  —  The McCain campaign is definitely demoralized right now.  The blame game has begun.  —  There is no question that there is a rift …
Elaine Lafferty / The Daily Beast:
Sarah Palin's a Brainiac  —  Exclusive: Former Ms. Magazine Editor-in-Chief: Palin's a Brainiac  —  The former editor in chief of Ms. magazine (and a Democrat) on what she learned on a campaign plane with the would-be VP.  —  It's difficult not to froth when one reads …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Barnes vs. Wallace
Hugh Hewitt /
Farewell, Dean  —  My friend and colleague Dean Barnett died today, and the world is a much poorer place for it.  As anyone who listened to him on my radio show or read his work at Soxblog, here or at the Weekly Standard knows, and as everyone who had the great, great pleasure of knowing Dean will attest …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Horrendous: Dean Barnett passes away
Lara Jakes Jordan / Associated Press:
Feds disrupt skinhead plot to assassinate Obama  —  WASHINGTON - Two white supremacists allegedly plotted to go on a national killing spree, shooting and decapitating black people and ultimately targeting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, federal authorities said Monday.
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Dozens Of Call Center Workers Walk Off Job In Protest Rather Than Read McCain Script Attacking Obama  —  Some three dozen workers at a telemarketing call center in Indiana walked off the job rather than read an incendiary McCain campaign script attacking Barack Obama, according to two workers at the center and one of their parents.
Michael Graham / Boston Herald:
Election 2008: Objective journalism the loser  —  Did you see that amazing video obtained by the Los Angeles Times of Sen. Barack Obama toasting a prominent former PLO member at an Arab American Action Network meeting in 2003?  The video in which Obama gives Yasser Arafat's frontman a warm embrace, as Bill Ayers look on?
Discussion: Political Punch
Kevin / LA Observed:   List of L.A. Times departures *
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Megyn Kelly, Obama spokesman go nuclear over Fox News and the redistribution tape  —  Time for the daily combative Kelly interview, featuring muppet-ish Obama spokestool Bill Burton in his recurring role.  The beauty of this clip is how it ties the day's two stories together in a bow.
Oliver Willis:
Megyn Kelly Of Fox Loses It When Obama Campaign Calls Them On Bias
Little Green Footballs:
Obama Compared America to Nazi Germany  —  The audio recording of Barack Obama espousing his socialist philosophy of “redistribution of wealth” is all over the Internet and Fox News today (although most other media outlets are ignoring it), but there's another disturbing section on that tape that has so far escaped notice.
Sean Quinn /
The Three Ashleys  —  In 2004, Ashley Faulkner looked into the camera and said of George W. Bush, “He's the most powerful man in the world, and all he wants to do is make sure I'm safe, that I'm OK.”  —  It was powerful.  It was an emotional, affirmative argument to vote for George W. Bush.
Catrin Einhorn / New York Times:
Judge Blocks Rules Limiting Sex Offenders on Halloween  —  A federal judge in Missouri on Monday temporarily blocked parts of a new state law that requires sexual offenders to remain in their homes on Halloween evening and to avoid any contact with children related to the holiday.
Discussion: TalkLeft
John / Power Line:
DRINK DIET COKE!  —  Advertising Age reports that Pepsi-Cola is launching a new logo as part of a world-wide branding campaign.  Pepsico's Indra Nooyi, whom we wrote about here and elsewhere, and other top Pepsico executives explained the new look: … Here's the new Pepsi logo:
Discussion: AdAge and Alas, a blog
National Review:
Rush's Blueprint  —  Last week, Tony Blankley published and Rush Limbaugh publicized what may prove one of the most important articles of 2008.  I don't mean that the article was good - very much the contrary.  But bad work can be even more important than good, if enough people can be got to believe it.
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Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby Poll: Obama Under 50%, as McCain Holds Steady
Discussion: MyDD
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
Palin's Love Boats
The American Conservative:
The Right Choice? PDF
Discussion: Reason
Reid Wilson / AZCT:
GOP concerned as polls show tight race in Arizona
Jules Crittenden:
AndrogyNazi  —  Hey, is it just me or does that neo-Nazi …
John / Power Line:
Discussion: American Power
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
No pick in Third; Tinklenberg in Sixth
 Earlier Items: 
Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Ensign: McCain makes Senate races more difficult
Sarah Talalay / Sun-Sentinel:
Wayne Huizenga wants to sell Dolphins before Barack Obama raises tax
Discussion: Don Surber
Borys Krawczeniuk / Scranton Times-Tribune:
Carbondale tilting toward Obama
Rasmussen Reports:
FOX/Rasmussen Swing State Polling - October 26, 2008
Marc Ambinder:
RNC Goes Up In Montana
Discussion: Left in the West
Jeffrey Goldberg:
The Jewish Extremists Behind “Obsession”

From Mediagazer:

A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

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